Saturday, March 21, 2009

An Inviting Easter Envelope

Today's Craft: An Inviting Easter Envelope

Craft Project Directions:

To make this project you will need an envelope, a pipe cleaner, and some yellow, orange, and other colored crayons.

First turn your envelope over and fold up the flap. Draw two eyes at the top of the point and a beak for your bird just below.

Next draw in the outline of wings along the envelope creases.

Now take your pipe cleaner and bend it into a V. Trim about an inch piece off the end of each V and wind the pieces around the ends to create three-pointed chicken feet. Tape the top bend of the V on the bottom of the other side of the envelope to create feet for your bird.

Now you are ready to decorate your bird- color him yellow, add orange to the beak, big bright eyes- even real feathers if you want.

Next take a small piece of white paper that will fit in the envelope and write a little note or greeting to send to someone special.

Enjoy Crafting!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Leprechaun Masks

(Look at Finished Mask)
Todays' Craft: Leprechaun Masks
Have you ever wanted to be a leprechaun? Here's your chance!

Craft Project Directions: Let's make a Leprechaun mask. You will need a paper plate, some craft sticks to make a handle to hold your mask, some orange paper shreds or orange crepe paper, and some colored construction paper to make a hat for the leprechaun. First cut out eye holes and a mouth from the paper plate to make a face that you can see through. Tape two craft sticks together and tape the stick to the side of the mask to make a handle to hold up your mask. Cut out a leprechaun hat from colored construction paper to attach to the top of the mask, using the template provided or your own imagination. Now you are ready to decorate your mask! Add fun facial features, orange hair and a beard, shamrocks and a gold buckle to the hat and let your mask dry. Enjoy Crafting!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Great Green Goo for You! in Honor of Dr. Seuss

Today's Craft:
Great Green Goo for You! in Honor of Dr. Seuss

To make this craft project, follow the recipe below.

First, you will need the following ingredients:

7-8 ounces of white glue
Green Food coloring (if you want to make green)
1 cup of water

How to Put It All Together:

Mix together the glue, green food coloring, and 3/4 cup of water in a mixing bowl. Take another bowl and mix together 1 tablespoon of borax and 1/4 cup of water. Add the borax mixture to the glue mixture until a goo blob forms. Remove the goo blob. Repeat the process with another borax mixture and keep repeating until the glue mixture is gone. When you are finished, knead the blobs of goo together and store in an airtight container. Take out and play! Enjoy Crafting!

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